Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday!

Are we forgiving people?  Sometimes the discord in the media is disheartening. Assertion and competition at all costs prevails.  What is happening to our care of one another?  Being around young adults is a catalyst to seek the narrow path, choosing not to cast a stone.  Can you recall the time you received the unconditional love of another?  When in sin or while away from the church did you see the light on at home and approach?  Or while frozen did you see your loved ones running toward you?  This week we hear, we are the Lord's.  He is kind, merciful and filled with compassion.  He wants us and desires to let us go free.  Let's pray to thank God for his outpouring of healing love in our lives.  With many away from the church this Sunday let us unite to go out to roadways with our lantern seeking the lost ready to offer a bandage.  There is no sin that is out of the sea of God's mercy.  Are you ready to let go of the anger and be enveloped in a new life?  The confessional is a light in the darkness.  Look for God's presence in those he sends on mission to you. A mission to SAVE!

Peace!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sunday!

This weekend we hear of the key to loving in the life of the kingdom.  Have you reflected on the impact of true love in your life?  How have you experienced the forgiving embrace of God's love?  In Spiritual matters it is understood that people's image of God can be formed by their life experience with or without the presence of their birth father.  As a faith community and made in the image of God we are part of the ongoing formation of one another Including in the complexities of life.  Learning how to receive the kind and nonjudgmental love of another advances us in the love of heaven.  

As the story goes there was once one who wanted to turn a goodness to a friend.  The friend was quick to want to 'repay' in kind.  This caused a type of upset to the friend for it was given with 'no repayment' in mind.  For the sheer act of gift.  For the sheer act of love seeking nothing in return multiplied the giving itself.  

Especially when we give to those who cannot return in kind, the poor, it is of the higher sphere.  So the person did not keep a score and freed them to a more true acceptance.  Vulnerability.  Are we on the move growing in a capacity to receive the love of our God?  Sure, it can be unsettling for we are releasing conventions of surety to live in the freedom of trusting the Providence of God.  He is sending us on a mission of faith.  Are you ready to meet the greatest love of your life?  Sunday places us face to face with love eternal!  He meets us where we are- in every place.  No exceptions.

Peace!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sunday!

Where are you following Jesus this Sunday? We hear again about taking up our cross and following Christ.  The world is not advertising this path of sacrifice in love or even walking with a 'poor' carpenter from a 'small'unknown town-keeping company with the 'commoners' and 'sinners.'  No, that campaign would not be the polished image of advertising.  Yet, Christ speaks clearly to Peter even calling him darkness.  His firmness is in order to SAVE.  Their time together is passing.  He is straight forward and without delay.  Take up your cross and follow me.  How is Sunday drawing us into the message of truth?  Are we encouraging others in the light of our hope?  A call or note to a person facing trial may be the catalyst to a closer intimacy with the living God.  Are we growing as forgiving and caring people?  Do strangers encounter our joy of the new creation he has effected in our days?  As universities open this week let us pray campuses become fields of new life in the Gospel hope!  Pray that our lives, in Reclaiming Sunday, may be a reflection of the peace the world cannot give, yet can live the virtues of faith, hope and love.  Will you invite one person to live Sunday in a new way?  Prayers for all visitors to reclaim sunday.net.

Peace!

 

 

Happy Sunday! The Gospel raises a question to reflect upon: Who do we say Jesus is today? Even during these warm summer days this sight serves that God's reign covers all time- past, present and future. Before we knew him, he had knit us in our mother's womb. While we rest along the shore or in the mountains God has all we need to keep the fire of faith alive in the seasons to come. He is the first mover. He awaits us in our hearts, homes and heads. On the most arduous journey he awaits ready to feed us in the Eucharist, clothe us in his word and free us in a worshipping community of faiithful disciples. Keep going! Let us thank God for laboring for our salvation, even during the summer. Lord Jesus lead us in the ways of peace! Peace!
Happy Sunday! Reclaimsunday.net has been praying for each visitor! How will this Sunday count in your life? Will this be a day to meet a loved one? Will a hurt be healed? Will your hands extend generosity of care? Will the dismay of global events be offered to God in time before the Blessed Sacrament or praying a rosary? Will we remember those whco have gone before us in the long llineage of disciples on a heavenward journey? Sundays open time to eternity. While paying respects at a family burial site the visitors walked praying for those also laid to rest there. Some stories etched in stone were of the early 1800's, many with the names of the deceased and others with a relation- wife of, husband of, cherished infant son or daughter of, Lt. or Capt. of troop and so on. It was striking that the modern etching of date of birth (dash) date of death was instead more elaborate in the accounting to embrace the number or years, months and days of life of the now deceased. Stone upon stone were ledgers of the detailed counting of the precious years, months and the more precise days. How have we missed each day for the broader vision? How may today offer a day to etch on our interior life? Most of us may recall the anniversary of a loved one passed, yet the tally of days reminds us that Every struggle, trial, uncertainty, blessing, yield and thought are within the plan of salvation. The lost sheep in today's Gospel is the purpose to move toward life, service and bringing the Good News where ever we move and breathe. One more day this Sunday is the glorious promise of a new beginning! Holy Mary who appeared to the poor Juan Diego, St. Therese, St. Bernadette, Sts. Francisco and Jacinta, St. Lawrence, St. Elizabeth and St. Maria Goretti embolden our faith to live the fullness of testimony! Pray for us and heal all divisions so we may live with one heart and one mind. Peace!

Latest comments

26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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